KASEY KAHNE EMBARKS ON RACING-FILLED WEEK AT FOUR DIFFERENT RACE TRACKS Kahne to race three types of cars on four types of race tracks throughout week NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Pocono Raceway Kasey Kahne Foundation charity race at Williams...
KASEY KAHNE EMBARKS ON RACING-FILLED WEEK AT FOUR DIFFERENT RACE TRACKS
Kahne to race three types of cars on four types of race tracks throughout week
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Pocono Raceway
Kasey Kahne Foundation charity race at Williams Grove Speedway
USAC Silver Crown race at Oswego Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen International
MOORESVILLE, NC (August 3, 2009) -- It is adding up to a busy week for Budweiser Dodge driver Kasey Kahne. With the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono pushed to Monday, Kahne is embarking on a racing-filled week, stretching from Monday to Sunday, which will see him racing stock cars, sprint cars and USAC Silver Crown cars across a variety of race tracks, both ovals and a road course, comprised of pavement and dirt.
On Wednesday night, Kahne is hosting the short track charity race Ollie's Bargain Outlet "Battle at the Grove" at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) in which Kahne will race 360/358 Sprints and fellow NASCAR pilot Kyle Busch will race Super Late Models on the half-mile dirt oval. Proceeds benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Visit www.battleatthegrove.com/ for details.
Then on Thursday night, Kahne travels to the 5/8-mile paved Oswego Speedway in upstate New York to race in the Kasey Kahne Steel Palace Classic, a USAC K&N Silver Crown Series short-track race that will also feature NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, the 1999 USAC Silver Crown champion. Visit www.steelpalaceclassic.com/ for details.
Kahne ends his week at nearby Watkins Glen International returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seeking his second road course win of the Sprint Cup season on Sunday.
The grand total mileage of the four main events is 798 miles.
Kahne on sprint car racing at the Battle at the Grove event: "I really like that type of racing. It's fun to get back and be a part of short track racing again. To me, that's where some of most fun racing you will ever do."
Kahne on Kyle Busch racing at the Battle at the Grove event: "We all know Kyle enjoys racing. He does whatever it takes to win races. He's aggressive and for a race like this, it's great for him to come out and be a part of it and show the fans that he loves short track
racing as well as I do. Hopefully, we can put on a good show and have some fun with all the racers up in that area. We'll enjoy whatever happens and raise money for a good cause."
Kahne on Oswego Speedway: "I've never raced there [Oswego Speedway]. I've heard tons about the race track and about the history there - how long it's been around, and who's won there and all that. I've always wanted to race at the track and now I'm going to get to and I look forward to it. It's going to be a lot of fun to race at Oswego."
Kahne on the Kasey Kahne Steel Palace Classic field: "It should be a great field. There are a lot of really good USAC Silver Crown drivers out there right now, like Bobby Santos, who's from up in the New England area. I'm pretty sure he's raced at Oswego plenty of times. There will also be some other really good racers like Bud Kaeding, Tracy Hines and a few other top guys. It will be a great race."
Kahne on winning second NASCAR Sprint Cup road course race of season at Watkins Glen: "I think it will be tough to win them both, but we had a great car at Sonoma. Things went our way and we were able to hold off Tony Stewart late in the race, which is tough to do. It showed how good our Budweiser Dodge was. We are taking the same car and will run similar set-ups and work on it from there. We should have a good starting point. We've run decent there, but have never won. Hopefully we can have another great shot a winning the race."